If this is the first time that you will have a washing machine at home or want to replace your old device at home.
Then you are on the right page because this article will help in your research to find the best washing machine under 20,000 in India. I have listed both top load and front load washer in this list.
You can either buy these offline or online on ecommerce portals.
Best Washing Machine under 20,000
|Best Washing Machine||Type||Capacity|
|1. Whirlpool WHITEMAGIC ELITE 7.5GREY 10YMW||Full Automatic Top Load||7.5 kg|
|2. LG T70SKSF1Z||Full Automatic Top Load||7 kg|
|3. Midea MWMFL070GBFS||Front Load||7 kg|
|4. Samsung WA70A4002GS||Full Automatic Top Load||7 kg|
|5. IFB TL-RGS 7.0 Kg Aqua||Full Automatic Top Load||7 kg|
|6. Samsung WW60R20GLMA||Front Load||6 kg|
|7. Godrej WTEON ALR C 75 5.0 ROGR||Full Automatic Top Load||7.5 kg|
|8. Bosch WOE704W0IN||Full Automatic Top Load||7 kg|
|9. Onida T70FGD||Full Automatic Top Load||7 kg|
|10. IFB Diva Aqua SX||Front Load||6 kg|
This is a fully automatic top load washing machine from whirlpool. It’s products are a good combination of price and features. Its pricing makes it budget friendly, ideal for middle class families.
This is a fully automatic washing machine meaning there is no manual work required in the entire process of wash, rinse and dry. It can accommodate maximum clothes weighing 7.5kg, this capacity is ideal for a family of 4 or 5. You will need to fix a separate tap for its water intel. This can be easily done with the help of a plumber
Features 12 washing programs to choose from – heavy, delicate, hard wash, eco wash, etc. Whirlpool has designed it with the hard water problem faced in India. It can clean with both soft and hard water. It comes with a 5 star energy rating and is power efficient.
If you occasionally use the hot water wash program then let me tell you that there is no built-in heater for doing so. The control panel is touch enabled. It comes with a child lock to save the ongoing wash cycle from any intervention. No need to manually clean the inner surface of the washing machine as it can clean it itself.
Whirlpool’s 6th sense technology can automatically change the spinning speed, water usage, and dispense detergent depending on the load of the clothes. With time the washer tub needs to be cleaned, it comes with a tub clean feature.
LG is also very popular for washing machines, especially the front load washing machines but this is a top load washing machine fully-automatic in nature. Compared to the previous top load washer from whirlpool this is less in capacity by 0.5 kg. You can adjust on this as this washer being from LG assures high quality, durability, and better servicing but also comes at higher price.
This device comes with smart inverter technology which allows the washer drum to spin at optimum speed according to the laundry weight. To increase the durability of the washer drum it is made with stainless steel. All LG washers come with a monitoring feature which can be used by downloading SmartThinQ App on your smartphone.
You will find its detergent drawer divided into 3 compartments for adding detergent, fabric softener, and pre-wash detergent respectively. It features 8 wash programs to choose from, these are namely normal wash, gentle, quick wash, gentle wash, tub clean, pre-wash, jeans wash.
We also found that outlet drain pipe was short and measured only 1 metre long, this is not a big deal and can be compensated by attaching a normal pipe to the outlet drain pipe. Its looks are fine and will add to your home decor, its body is colored in silvery white texture.
This product will be under warranty from the date of purchase for the next 2 year, also their is 10 year of warranty on the motor.
After looking at top loaders have a look at this front load washer which is priced under 20,000/-. This washer coming from the front loader category is very budget friendly. We are surprised to see a built-in heater at this price. Its manufacturer Midea is a Chinese appliance company.
Front Load washer is superior in terms of cleaning, consumes less water, and can spin at high RPM leading to faster drying. These require high efficiency detergent and you cannot use the normal detergent here. It features 16 wash programs. Both the washer drum and the outer body is made of steel. Infants are prone to catch infections and so they need extra care and protection, for them use the Infini Baby Care wash program which washes the clothes at a very high temperature to kill all bacteria.
Its water sprinkler rib drum pours the water in a sprinkling fashion to make the clothes soak water evenly. The opening/closing door is positioned on the front. You will need to bend down every time to load or unload the clothes. This can be troublesome for elderly people, you can prevent this by lifting the washer at a height using a stand.
Its powerful motor can spin at a max speed of 1100 RPM to dry out the clothes faster. All other features like lint filter, auto tub clean, LED indicator, timer, auto restart and memory backup, child lock, etc are present here.
People have their own liking towards a brand that is why we bring you this Samsung top loading washing machine of 7 kg ideal for family of 3-4.
Features various features like diamond drum, centre jet technology, eco tub clean, monsoon wash, etc. Wash programs include normal wash, quick wash, eco tub clean, delicate wash. Starting with the diamond drum, this is the washer drum with several holes for water exit, this prevents the fabric from sticking on the drum and allows gentle washing.
Next is the centre jet technology, this is nothing but its pulsator fixed at the bottom of the washer which generates jets of water and lifts the clothes which fall down at the bottom, it improves the effectiveness of washing. Another feature called the eco tub clean program allows the self-cleaning of the washing machine to remove all the residue, leftover and buildup from several washes. You should use this program after every 40 wash cycles.
For faster and better drying of clothes this machine is designed such that there are dual vents inside for increasing the air flow. The company is offering a 2 year warranty on this product. We are not happy with the fact that there is no built-in heater, this also means that there is no hot water wash program.
In terms of looks this is elegant and has Imperial silver color on its body.
IFB is an Indian brand that manufactures world class washing machines, its quality is recognized across the globe however it is also a fact and is generally seen that IFB servicing is the worst. So if you want a high quality washing machine but can manage on the servicing part then this Top Load washer is highly recommended. Another advantage with IFB is the 4 year warranty.
This is a 7kg washer ideal for a family of 3-4 members and comes with 6 wash programs – normal wash, smart sense, express, jeans, delicates, tub clean. Starting with the Aqua Energie feature, this is designed to increase the penetration of detergent, it is achieved by energizing the water.
Coming to the Crescent moon drum, the washer drum has grooves made in the form of crescent moon, this allows gentle washing of clothes. Next is the triadic plustator used for increasing the efficacy of washing. The pulsator has soft scrubs placed on it and allows the removal of stubborn dirt.
Settings like spin speed, water level, etc can be automatically adjusted based on the load inside using the smart weight sensor. The Auto Balance System automatically detects and redistributes clothes to maintain consistent and stable washing performance.
After seeing several Top Loading washing machines have a look at this front loading washing machine from Samsung. A front loader has its own benefits like better cleaning, low water consumption, more advanced wash programs, etc. We know that your budget is 20k and front loaders are expensive. To include front loaders from good brands like Samsung under this budget we have to compensate on the washer’s capacity.
Its capacity is 6kg and is ideal for couples of 2 people. Choose from several advanced wash programs like quick wash, daily wash, cotton, synthetics, wool wash, rinse+spin, delicates, hygiene steam, denim. Samsung brings its own “rinse+spin” program where the laundry is first rinsed in clean water to remove the remaining dirt and detergent and then spin to dry out the clothes.
When in a hurry use the quick wash program to get your clothes clean and dry within 15 minutes. This is the best feature in Samsung Front Loaders which I like. For the hot water wash program it uses a ceramic heater which can last longer and do not get easily affected by humidity and sud from the laundry.
The company covers this product under a 3 year complete warranty along with 10 years of warranty on the motor. The inverter technology used in this machine enables it to work on best efficiency by varying the spin speed based on the current load.
If you prefer Godrej then have a look at this top loader of 7.5 kg ideal for a family of 4 members. You can wash 5 shirts, 5 jeans in a single go and make sure to always wash your wearables separately from bedsheets, pillowcases, socks, etc.
Its drum can spin at a max speed of 700 RPM and features 9 wash programs to choose from. It comes with a 5 star energy rating indicating that is power efficient. Godrej has compared the washing of clothes in its washer to a roller coaster ride and so markets it with roller coaster wash technology. There is no such unique feature or any advancement in it. They boast about using 3 distinct wash tub features that is aquajet pulsator, gravity drum and cascade waterfall.
Nowadays every top loader comes with a pulsator for creating swirling motion or agitation inside the washer drum. The aquajet pulsator design tries to generate strong turbulence leading to increased agitation of clothes for better cleaning. The water filling is done from two opposite sides inside the tub, this is called cascade water technology by Godrej.
With several wash programs and other features like child lock, digital display and control, and soft closing lid this machine is unique to look for. Its body comes in royal grey color. You can get a 2 year warranty on the product if you choose to buy this Godrej washer.
Every brand that has its name in the washing machine sector must be included in our list that is why we bring you this Bosch top load washing machine. Bosch is a german company who build world class washers.
Its automatic dual dispenser allows you to use power and liquid detergents in the right proportion. The detergent must be mixed well with water before it can be soaked by clothes. Protect the wash cycle by any kind of interruption with the child lock setting. Like major other washers it has power off memory which enables it to start from the point where it was left, very handy after power cut.
Its opening/closing lid is soft closing, this means it will close slowly so that no one gets injured by any accident. This also avoids noise from closing or slamming the door. Control the machine settings and choose from various wash programs using the digital LED control panel. For collecting fluff, lint from laundry there is a magic filter or lint filter inside the washer drum.
After mentioning almost all the major brands here I have listed a Onida washing machine. Now you may ask why this machine here, it’s simple due to its pricing. This is very aggressively priced compared to other washers mentioned in this article.
You can choose from 8 wash programs, these are soak, wash, spin, dry, normal wash, heavy wash, saree, quick wash. I am amazed to see a fully automatic washing machine at this price. Comes with all major features like digital display and control panel. One feature to note here is the aqua saver technology which allows to save water by reducing its consumption during a wash.
Its body is durable, anti-rust, and is shock proof. The magic fitler inside is used to collect and catch lint shedded from the laundry. The company offers a complete 2 year warranty on the product.
IFB is a market leader in front load washing machines. It occupies 35% of the market share. Though this is an Indian brand, don’t think that its quality will be cheap.
This is a front loading washing machine popular for better and efficient wash.
These not only clean the laundry better but also consume lesser water when compared to the top loading washing machine. Along with several modes of washing for different types of fabric it also features hot washing with its built-in heater.
The washer drum is made of stainless steel. It is a 5 star washing machine meaning it will consume low power. We are surprised to see a whopping 4 year of warranty on the entire washing machine from IFB.
Quick Buying Guide
1. Types of Washing Machines
There are mainly three types of washing machine – semi automatic, full automatic Top Load, and Front Load washer.
In the budget of 20,000/-, it is very difficult to get a good company front load washer of big capacity. In the list we have mentioned 3 front loaders but only of 6kg with one from Midea of 7kg.
Top Loader is a value packed washer with a great balance between features and budget.
While in semi automatic one you have to put physical effort for shifting of clothes from washer drum to dryer drum.
If you can increase your budget slightly by 5,000/- you can get good front load washers of capacity 7-7.5kg.
2. Look for Wash Programs
The washers listed in this article are mostly fully automatic top loading washing machines. These come with several wash programs and settings to choose from.
Few washing programs are normal wash, cotton wash, delicate wash, wool wash, quick wash, hot wash, etc.
Hot wash programs are uncommon to see in top loaders. This allows better penetration of detergent and better cleaning of laundry.
When buying a washing machine first check the “quick wash” program. Quick wash allows your laundry to get cleaned within a few minutes, this is handy on many occasions.
3. Choose the Capacity
First thing to decide on is the washer capacity, this depends on your laundry requirement and the number of people in your family.
Below is the table using which you can determine the washer capacity.
|Number of Members||Washer Capacity|
Remember never fill the washer drum completely, it can make it unbalance while spinning.
Always keep 1/4th space empty.
5. Read Reviews Online
When researching a product, read tons of reviews present online on various ecommerce portals like Flipkart and Amazon.
Compare several products with each other, research each washing machine’s pros and cons.
At last decide a single product with a calm mind. Your money is hard earned money.
6. How is the Servicing
This is very crucial when it comes to appliances like a washing machine. If your brand new machine shows some sign of malfunction then what you will do. If you buy from a good reputable brand then you can get your washer serviced or even replaced without any worry.
You can check our top brands for washing machines article to know more.
A product can be the best in the market but if its after sales support and servicing is poor then it can cost you more in the longer run.
To check the after sales support of a washing machine brand, ask you neighbors or friends in your area.
The quality of service changes from area to area. So determine which brand servicing is good in your area.
On a general note, servicing of Samsung, LG, Whirlpool are best all over the country whereas servicing of IFB is the worst.